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(Southern) Yemen


FIRST STAMPS ISSUED 1 April 1968.


CURRENCY

1967, 1000 fils = 1 dinar.



The seventeen sultans of the Federation of South Arabia were deposed in 1967 by rival 'liberation fronts', who then fought each other. Before the end of the year the three Eastern Aden Protectorate states had been absorbed into the People's Republic of Southern Yemen. An agreement in 1972 for union with Yemen Arab Republic within a year has not been implemented.


Yemen Arab Republic


FIRST STAMPS ISSUED 926.

FIRST (DIFFERENCED) STAMPS 21 January 1888.


CURRENCY

1926, 40 bogaches = 1 imadi.
1964, 40 bogaches = 1 rial.
1975, 100 fils = 1 rial.



An independent Imamate of the Zaidi sect of Shia Muslims set up in 897, Yemen was incorporated into the Turkish Empire in 1517-1630 and 1872- 1918, but regained independence. The Imam escaped from a republican coup d'etat on 26 September 1962 and, although a Yemen Arab Republic was recognized by the UN and supported by Egypt, he held out in the northwest with Saudi Arabian aid until 1970.


Royalist Forces

The Royalist forces operated a postal service in the area they held and externally via Saudi Arabia.


Stamps were issued 7 November 1962-70, though many (supplied by contract agents on their own initiative) were neither necessary nor appropriate, and have been declared undesirable.


Upper Yafa


FIRST STAMPS ISSUED 1967.


CURRENCY

1967, 1000 fils = 1 dinar.



A Sultanate of South Arabia, formerly part of the Western Aden Protectorate. Independent from September to December 1967, then part of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen.




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